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were also looking for his girlfriend regina butler. who is going to exploit him for financial reasons, or otherwise. friends of the senior citizens and that he was always friendly with a magician. and once jacobson started to sing regina butler he was not as social. >> he brought her here. and he never really did introduce her to any of us. but we do know that she was spending a lot of time here. and we were here with a property manager. he was not a round. that was kind of the weird part because we always would check with him on his cellphone, not on his door. we lived on the same floor and we were all curious. where is he? we heard you been? and he never answered his door. police say that this is an isolated incident and there is no immediate threat to the public. reporting live, alecia reed, kron 4. >> pam: tonight a shooting victim is hospitalized. and now the search is on for a gunman in san francisco. police say, two people were in the white car on your screen, when a suspect opened fire hitting the male, 30 year old passenger, in downtown san francisco near bryant street. the d
Mar 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
regina butler and charged her with murder. his granddaughter says the family has always suspected butler, who the family believed to be homeless. >> and latched on to a senior that had an apartment and some place for her to hide out in and, you know, he's --you know, diminished capacity. >> reporter: police now say they believe jacobson's body had been in his unit at the hilltop manor senior apartment the entire time. it was discovered only yesterday. missing persons detectives even visited the apartment on february 22nd and did not find anything. >> i have actually seen the photos. they went in and actually did exactly what they were supposed to do, which is photograph a scene just in case it later becomes a crime scene. >> reporter: san jose police spokesman jason dwyer says the body was well concealed. >> not many people if any would have found this body. it was underneath a lot of clutter. >> reporter: the family had suspected that butler was stealing jacobson's social security checks and so-called -- and so called police when she arrived
Mar 8, 2013 4:30am PST
reported missing, police were reportedly looking for regina butler. neighbors say butler was jacobson's girlfriend. one neighbor says he saw butler being led away by officers in handcuffs. police say jacobson's family found his body yesterday morning on the floor of his apartment but just how long his body was there still a question they are trying to answer. >> what were the people with him doing? were they trying to exploit him financial? trying to target him? the person in custody will be interviewed and give a statement on what led up to this. >> the killing is san jose's eighth homicide of the year. >>> san jose police are also releasing new details about the city's seventh homicide two days ago. police say the deadly stabbing is not gang related. the victim is believed to be a young man possibly in his teens. his body was found at the entrance of guadalupe oak grove park in an upscale neighborhood. investigators have not made any arrests or recovered any weapons. >>> we're learning a simple mistake may have led to a deadly lion attack at the cat haven near fresno. investigators
Mar 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
in his home. this is the woman accused of stabbing him to death, 46-year-old regina butler. neighbors describe her as his girlfriend. police say they've been investigating her on suspicious of defrauding jacobson out of insurance money. he had early stage dementia. his granddaughter reported him missing and ultimately found him in his apartment hidden beneath a pile of linens and blankets. she had been to the home three times since her grandfather had gone missing. >> based on the investigation of what we know right now, we believe he was murdered early february, probably between february 5 and the 8th. >> reporter: investigators believe the body was repeatedly missed despite the fact several people had been inside the apartment including the missing person's unit of the san jose police department. >> you say you had investigators come in and they didn't find anything and it's odd no one smelled anything, a month, even covered over in clothes, a human body has a bad odor when it's dec decaying. you would think someone would have smelled something. >> reporter: when asked how the missi
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
to show you the booking photograph for regina butler. she was arrested on thursday. police believe she killed 69- year-old stan jacobson whose body went unfound in his apartment for a month. butler was trying to scam him for insurance. >> a man has been arrested in a separate deadly stabbing this week. the 20-year-old killed a 27- year-old eric wright whose body was found on wednesday. we were there shortly after the find. the investigators say wright had been stabbed several times and they don't believe the killing was danger related. >> the where abouts of many california sex offenders is unknown. last year a law took effect that sent paroled sex offender who messed with their gps's to county jail but they are over crowded so must served little to no time at all. lawmakers say that makes them more likely to risk cutting off the devices, on wednesday the associated press reported the number of paroled offender who are fugitives is 15% higher than it was before the law went into effect. >> tomorrow cat haven plans to reopen. this is where an intern was killed by a lion on wednesday.
Mar 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
now -- two suspects are in custody linked to two murders in the last few days. police arrested regina butler in connection to a murder of 69-year-old -- stanley jacobson. police say, at some point over the last few weeks, jacobson must've shown up at his apartment without anyone noticing. and was killed. today -- police describe how jacobson's body was discovered. the victim's body this is a photo of the victim -- 69-year-old stanley jacobson -- >> yesterday, the granddaughter expressed that the girl friend was here. she responded. they contacted the suspect. and installed on calling police. and said let us go inside and wait. while she was inside the apartment we located the body. >> pam: jacobson, who suffered from dementia-- went missing back in early february. >> this man. is accused of a stabbing another man to death. vincent gallegos is facing murder charges. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc7 news. the victim -- in his twenties, was found near guadalupe oak grove park. on wednesday. it's not yet known what led up to the incident nor the motive. >> is this a
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. this woman regina butler. is accused of stabbing and killing her boyfriend in his apartment. this was the scene thursday hilltop manor senior home. from dementia-- went missing in early february. police say at some point over the last few weeks, he showed up without anyone noticing. and was killed. this marked san jose's eighth homicide of the year. >> here's a story we can guarantee to tell you about once a year. it's nearly time for clocks to "spring forward". daylight savings starts at 2 a-m sunday, so make sure to sleep tonight. you'll lose an hour of shut- eye, but. look at the bright side: the time change means warmer days of spring and summer, are on the way. of sleep back - you'll have to wait awhile. daylight saving time ends >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend >> let's take a quick look outside this morning. it where seconds as the clear by late morning hours. a: a breezy out there but it will be a beautiful day. still a little bit chilly and the north bay, upper thirties' their parian spheres ahead forties' along the eastern shores. lotus mid-40s in the south bay.